Sexting Topic Of Community Conversation

T. Luke Jones, assistant Fulton County prosecuting attorney, gave some shocking statistics at a Community Conversation, Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Archbold High School. The event was sponsored by the Fulton County Healthy Choices, Caring Communities (HC3) coalition. Jones said estimates are that 33% of teenagers are involved in sexting– the practice of taking nude or sexually explicit photos of oneself, […]

Fire At Shopko Building Not Related To Earlier Arson Attempt

A small fire at the vacant Shopko building was not connected to an earlier arson attempt. Police were called to the building on March 23 after an odor of natural gas was detected. Once Ohio Gas Company workers made the building safe, it was discovered that a natural gas supply line of one of the ceiling-mounted heating units had been […]


Pettisville 7th Grade Girls Basketball Pettisville def. North Central 17-13, Monday, Nov. 28. Pettisville leading scorer: Karsyn Hostetler 10. Liberty Center def. Pettisville 19-12, Tuesday, Nov. 29. Pettisville leading scorer: Addison Moyer 10. Pettisville def. Fayette 27-9, Saturday, Dec. 3. Pettisville leading scorer: Moyer 11. Pettisville 7th Grade Girls Basketball Pettisville def. North Central 20-19, Monday, Nov. 28. Pettisville leading […]

Garbage Collection Cost Could Go Up In 2018

The cost of having trash picked up will stay the same for 2017, but could increase for 2018. That’s what Donna Dettling, Archbold village administrator, told council at its Monday, Dec. 5 meeting. Dettling said the village currently subsidizes trash pickup for residences. The practice started more than 30 years ago, when weekly trash pickup was free. Village officials at […]

Vehicle Hits Deer In Village

A vehicle-deer collision occurred on South Defiance Street about 400 feet north of the Taylor Parkway intersection about 10 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 30, an Archbold police report said. Linda F. Riegsecker, 66, Archbold, was driving a sport utility vehicle north on South Defiance Street when the incident occurred. She was not injured.

Dec. 7, 1941

The Day The World Changed

This day 75 years ago was another beautiful Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The giant American naval base was coming to life. It was to be an easy day for the sailors. Just before 8 a.m., the first Japanese planes appeared over the base and began raining down death and destruction on the American military installations there. More than […]

Archbold Elementary Super Streaks Program Recognizes Good Behavior

Archbold elementary students who demonstrate “respectful, responsible, and safe behavior” are now being recognized through a new program. The program, known as Super Streak Fridays, rewards good behavior with recognition at a monthly assembly. Students receive a certificate and a special reward donated by a local fast-food restaurant. Dorothy Lambert, principal, said each teacher nominates two to three students each […]

Man Sentenced

A Toledo man was sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, Monday, Nov. 28, on a drug-related charge: •Darnae Petty, Jr., Toledo; originally indicted Jan. 11 on one count, trafficking in heroin; entered guilty plea in September to trafficking in heroin; on or about Sept. 14, 2015, sold or offered to sell heroin; sentenced to 30 days at the Corrections […]

Golden Notes Of Archbold’s Memorable Past

Ten Years Ago Wednesday, Dec. 13. 2006 The Ohio smoking ban has left some hazy answers to questions about the new law that went in effect, Thursday, Dec. 7. The passing of Issue 5 at the November General Election requires all indoor and public places of employment to prohibit tobacco smoking. Archbold Elementary second graders will perform a Christmastime musical, […]

News from the Pew & Pulpit

Second Sunday of Advent Archbold Evangelical Sunday: Nick Hudson and worship team, music, offertory. Message, “Isaiah: Refining Trust/Perfecting Hope,” Jesse Kahler. Central Mennonite Sunday: Dan & Brenda Sensenig, greeters; Peg Bruner, prelude, offertory; Duane Beck, song leader; Brent & Karla Ringenberg and family, worship leaders; Phil & Barb Stuckey, advent reading; Sandy Aeschliman, childrens lesson; mission moment, Kelsey Gruenhagen. Message, […]

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